General Catalog

International student admission

An international student is a student who is not a United States citizen or permanent resident and plans to attend a college, university, or other post-secondary education institution in the U.S. This includes students that hold U.S. visas as students, exchange visitors, or other nonimmigrant classifications.


International first year students

International students who have not completed any college credit after completing secondary school should apply as an international first year student. Please see the section First Year Students for more information about applying as a first year student.


International transfer students

International students who have completed college course work after completing secondary school, regardless of the amount of credits earned, should apply as an international transfer student. Please see the section Transfer Students for more information about applying as a transfer student.


International post-baccalaureate students

International students who have completed one or more baccalaureate degrees and are working toward another baccalaureate degree should apply as an international post-baccalaureate student.


International transcripts

The UW Bothell Office of Admissions evaluates all transcripts from both international and domestic institutions. Transcripts issued in any language other than English must be accompanied by a certified literal translation in the same format as the originals. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange for transcript translation, if required. For translations to be considered official one of the following must be met:

  • The translator must be certified by the American Translators Association or corresponding body in the originating country,
  • Or the translator must have a master’s degree in Translation or Interpretation,
  • Or the translation must be completed by the issuing institution.

Financial statement

All international students are required to submit a Declaration of Finances along with an official bank statement dated within six months of the application period.  In order for the UW Bothell Center for International Education to process an I-20, international students must submit documentation verifying they have sufficient funds to attend the University.